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Our Indian tours are offered as land only where you arrange your own
airfare and we meet you at the airport and handle everything else. Very
often travelers coming to India have many questions concerning our
tours, accommodation, visas, transfers and more. To see the answers to
the most frequently asked questions, please consult our FAQ page
Question: Dining, Shopping, Foods & Drinks
Avoid eating spicy foods when you first arrive in India, however tempting. Allow your system at least a day or two to get used to them, introducing one Indian dish with each meal for the first couple of days. After that it is best to stick with cooked foods, and remember to peel fruit before eating it. The best drinks to enjoy with your meals or to quench your thirst are the bottled mineral waters, other bottled drinks, coffee and tea. Indian beer is very good, along with Indian gin and vodka. The whiskey needs an acquired taste, and the imported scotch whiskey is very expensive as is the wine.
India is a shoppers paradise with the promise of some excellent buys! However, as a measure of precaution, always check on the levels of import duty levied for items that you wish to purchase. Many local shopkeepers may claim that there is no duty levied, but this could be incorrect information. Please try and carry back all the goods that you purchase with you to avoid storage charges. If you are planning major shopping, please seek information and advice from customs authorities before departing on your tour. When shopping for expensive items such as precious stones, carpets etc, the shopkeepers may guarantee the authenticity of the item, but expert knowledge is essential to ascertain their true value. For general shopping we recommend the Government Emporiums, and the shops in the hotels where quality and price are a little more reliable. You will find a huge choice of goods, from fashion bags and shoes, to Indian silks and handicrafts. Do not forget that any item that is more than 100 years old is banned from export out of the country, as is ivory, crocodile skin and other wildlife products. We pride ourselves on the quality of our sightseeing guides. However, if at any time you feel pressured by the guides to purchase any goods, we would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of our local representatives. Please note that bargaining is common in India at most of the establishments except at the Government Emporiums where prices are generally fixed.
Food & Drinks
In any holiday tour to India dinner is not included please budget for approximately $35/£20 per person for an evening meal without alcohol. You will in general find meals very good value for money with a broad choice of cuisine in most hotels throughout your tour (Western and Asian). In remote and outlying areas of India you will find mainly local cuisine. It is suggested that at these times you order vegetarian food, as it tends to reduce the risk of upset stomachs! Avoid eating highly spiced foods when you first arrive in India, however tempting. Instead, allow your system at least a day or two to get used to them, introducing one Indian dish with each meal for the first couple of days. After that it is best to stick with cooked foods, and remember to peel fruit before eating it. The best drinks to enjoy with your meals or to quench your thirst are the bottled mineral waters, other bottled drinks, coffee and tea. Indian beer is very good, along with Indian gin and vodka. Indian wine is growing in reputation and can be most palatable, especially in the hotel restaurants. We recommend both the Grover and Sula vineyards. Local whiskey needs an acquired taste, and the imported scotch whiskey is very expensive, as is imported wine. Avoid drinking tap water at all costs!! The jugs of water supplied in hotel rooms is purified, but not guaranteed to be safe. Mineral water is very cheap and a far safer option for drinking and even cleaning your teeth, although do check the seal on the bottle is intact.
Question: When to go?
Answer: Despite being a tropical country the weather in India is as diverse as its regions and varies enormously throughout the year. With clear sunny skies and mild nights October to March is generally considered to be the best time of the year to visit the sub-continent. The southwest coast and the hilly north east receive the heaviest rains and the monsoon season first breaks on the Kerala coastline in May or early June. Moving steadily inland towards the north and the Himalayan ranges the rains reach Delhi in early July where it remains hot and humid until September. During the monsoon the north eastern state of Meghalaya claims to be one of the wettest places on earth. Throughout the monsoon mountainous and coastal regions receive more rainfall than the central plains. April through to July can be extremely hot but regional variation can be huge.
The best time to visit the north is between October and March; temperatures are pleasant, the days dry and sunny. From December through to mid-January early morning fog in and around Delhi can disrupt travel plans with flights often delayed or sometimes cancelled. Night temperatures in Rajasthan and the plains often reach freezing point during the winter and it can be chilly before sunrise. April through to August is extremely hot. Early summer is good for wildlife viewing, the parks are free of visitors, vegetation is dry and game easily spotted. Monsoon offers savvy travelers many benefits, hotels offer amazing value and monuments 40 are free of tourists, rains are not incessant and normally arid areas are green with vegetation. National Parks are closed to visitors from July to the end of September.
Influenced by the Arabian Sea on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other climatic variation across the southern states of India are significant. Generally the winter months of November 10 through to April are regarded as the best time to visit. Throughout the south temperature 5 fluctuation is less extreme than in the north with marginal difference between summer and winter temperatures. April and May are the hottest months of the year and coastal regions can get hot and humid, although afternoon sea breezes help to cool things down. Higher up in the foothills the summer temperatures remain pleasant although during the winter night time temperatures can drop significantly. On the west coast monsoon rains begin in early June and continue through to August. On the East coast the rains last from October through to December. National Parks and Wildlife reserves are open all year round.
The East and West
Mumbai, Goa, Calcutta (Kolkata) and the areas along the coast are generally hot and humid throughout the year; however temperatures remain fairly constant. During the winter temperatures drop very slightly, especially further in land away from the coast. The Monsoon begins in June and continues through to early October. Cooling slightly after the Monsoon the best time to visit Maharashtra, Orissa and Gujarat is between October and March.
The Himalayas, Nepal and Bhutan
At their best from March through to November the hilly regions of India provide respite from the heat and humidly of the plains during the summer months, in July and August the monsoon rains arrive. In the hill station towns snow is likely from late December through to early February. In the rain-shadow of the Himalayan Mountains the states of Kashmir and Ladakh further north are best visited between June and August when temperatures are at their highest.